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El Silencio Lodge & Spa

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Valverde Vega, Bajos del Toro, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a beautiful private cabin in cloud forest, we had excellent views of rainforest, with a private hot tub. Cabin #7. The staff is incredible. The food is out of this world. Martin and Francesco did a wonderful job in the restaurant. We attended Ronald's coffee tasting. It was great, and he is such a pleasure to be around.... More

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MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at El Silencio Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Saludos Michelle! Congratulations on your 25th anniversary and thank you so much for letting us play a part in its celebration! We enthusiastically appreciate your review. It is always wonderful to see so many of our amazing staff mentioned as examples of attentive hospitality. Thrilled that you enjoyed the coffee-tasting experience. We are very fortunate to be close to some... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This beautiful place shares high quality of their people, food, spa and lodges. You feel Nature really close and your rest is peaceful and quiet, as the name, El Silencio. It is a place with a real identification with ecology. Highly recommended!

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MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at El Silencio Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Gracias Manuel! It was a true pleasure to be your hosts and on behalf of our staff I thank you for taking the time to share your exceptional experience with the Trip Advisor community. Our goal is to shower guests with Costa Rica's signature hospitality, mesmerizing landscapes, and pura vida vibe. Thanks for letting us know that we succeeded! More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What can we say that hasn't been said. This is an amazing place. Luxury isn't the word. We loved: 1. The beds...so soft! 2. The views. 3. Food...and great wine. 4. The long long list of really thoughtful little things that made the stay so special. Eg. Chocolate delivery in the afternoon; returning to the room at night to find... More

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MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at El Silencio Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

As we would say in Spanish: ¡Guau! Thanks Jane Anne for your contagious enthusiasm about your experience at El Silencio Lodge & Spa. We certainly hope to see you again in the very near future. Any time you need an extraordinarily relaxing experience, we will be happy to oblige. Warmest regards! More

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23 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The 4 of us explored Costa Rica in the first week of July and El Silencion Lodge & Spa was our first stop. It was a quick 2 hours drive from SJO with our rental 4x4, and the road was fine. We were greeted by Benny, our concierge, who welcomed us and showed us the ins and outs of El... More

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MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at El Silencio Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Saludos Dr. T! Thanks for embracing Costa Rica and the World Cup fever with such gusto! Delighted to learn that you had a wonderful time exploring, enjoying our farm-to-table menu, and cheering :) We most certainly look forward to your return. We will greet you with a resounding: oooeeee ooeeeee ooeeee ooeeeee... Ticooooos Ticoooooooos! (And Don Juio) More

Hoboken, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a perfect hotel/lodge with a great mountain setting. The service & food were great, the room was amazing and they even put hot water bottles in your bed when it's cold at night! This was the first stop on our Honeymoon and we absolutely loved it!

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MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at El Silencio Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Pura Vida Jeff! Our cheerful thanks for choosing us as a honeymoon destination. Thank you for letting us craft a special getaway to celebrate romance, love, and commitment. We hope you had a fantastic Fourth of July! More

Solon, Ohio, United States
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at El Silencio Lodge in June, 2014. There were 10 people in our family whose ages ranged from 10 to 81. Each of us had an outstanding experience from the beautiful cabins to the 5 star meals. This luxury retreat offered activities for all ages such as hiking trails, zip lining, coffee tasting, horseback riding, and spa services.... More

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MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at El Silencio Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Having a chance to host an extended family vacation is a real treat! Thank you Shelly for selecting El Silencio Lodge & Spa as your host. Since we inaugurated our Private Two Bedroom Villas, El Silencio is more family-friendly than ever. We want everyone to enjoy our beautiful retreat and fun eco-adventures. Gracias! More

Overland Park, Kansas, United States
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here three nights in June 2012 - even through it says 2014. I daydream about going back! It was, by far, the best overall experience we had while in Costa Rica. We stayed in one of the highest hillside cabins, and the view of the surrounding cloud forest was incredible. Our concierge, Ronald, took us on a guided... More

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MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at El Silencio Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Greetings Matt! Flawless is exactly what we aim for and I am delighted that we fully succeeded during your stay. Thank you for remembering us so fondly. Since your visit, we have created wonderful new experiences, including a very exciting Adventure Park with zip-lining, intense hiking, and waterfall rappelling. Please do return soon! More

Largo, FL
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

El Silencio Lodge is an over the top luxury retreat. They offer spa services, beautiful lodge cabins, outdoor dining, hiking trails, many activities and delicious food. It is expensive and somewhat pretentious so if you like to pay top dollar to be pampered this is the retreat for you.

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MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at El Silencio Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Our wholehearted thanks for choosing us as hosts and for taking the time to provide us with such positive feedback regarding the high quality of our facilities, restaurant offerings, and service. Our goal is to provide a culturally authentic destination that is in full harmony with the surrounding cloud forest, framed by upscale comfort and the warm hospitality that is... More

Worthing, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

In order to avoid repetition I don't think there is much I can add to the comprehensive reviews below except to say that it is well worth anyone taking the two hour horseback riding option which I found truly memorable. As a novice as far as horses are concerned the expert 1 on 1 guidance was very comforting as was... More

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MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at El Silencio Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Muchos saludos Grant! Thank you very much for your thoughtful (and delightful comments). I am so glad that you fully enjoyed our horseback riding adventures. Enjoying the forest and surrounding communities during a gentle ride is one of the best ways to fully immerse in Bajos del Toro. Thank you so much for focusing on one of our fun experiences.... More

Santa Clara, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Pros: Excellent service and food. Breakfast was great. Included in the room price, and was ala carte. Dinner was excellent. Included in the room rate is a free guided hike into the cloud forest. Overall we enjoyed our stay. Cons: There was a lengthy intro to resort amenities and the room. We would have appreciated it better if we were... More

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MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at El Silencio Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Please receive an earnest thanks for your visit and for taking the time to provide us with valuable feedback. The recommended stay at El Silencio Lodge & Spa is three nights to best give visitors a chance to enjoy our extensive offering of culinary, cultural, and spa experiences plus nature-immersed adventures. We certainly hope to have a chance to be... More

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Address: Valverde Vega, Bajos del Toro, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Bajos del Toro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — El Silencio Lodge & Spa 4*
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El Silencio Lodge & Spa is a planet-friendly luxury hotel in Costa Rica. Set in the cloud forest mountains of the central volcanic region, it combines upscale comforts with an intense natural immersion experience. Features farm-to-table cuisine, a wellness spa, an adventure park, and many authentic cultural experiences to enjoy the best of luxury Costa Rica. ... more   less 
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